Jets Tight End Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Austin Seferian-Jenkins was a big-time prospect coming out of Washington. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected him in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Things did not pan out with Tampa Bay, as Seferian-Jenkins had some off the field issues.
It eventually led to his release, and the Jets took a flier on him on waivers. Things didn’t look much better with the Jets, as Chan Gailey’s offense rarely uses the tight end. He also was suspended the first two games of this season, but the Jets stuck with him and it is paying off.
Since returning in Week 3 from his suspension, Seferian-Jenkins has cemented himself near the top of the Jets pecking order for targets. In three games, Seferian-Jenkins has been targeted 18 times, turning that into 15 receptions for 106 yards and one touchdown.
Those aren’t eye-popping stats, but the usage rate is good. Six targets a game is a good number for a tight end, and one he could surpass against the Patriots.
New England has been kind for tight ends in fantasy football. They are surrendering the fourth most points to tight end, making Seferian-Jenkins a great streaming option as a bye week filler. Three tight ends have surpassed double-digit points against the Patriots, as they have surrendered four touchdowns to tight ends this season.
Play Seferian-Jenkins with confidence. The Patriots struggle to defend tight ends and this has the makings of a high scoring game.